The Office of Military Assistance (OMLA) acts as a clearinghouse to provide access to pro bono civil legal services to eligible active duty, reservists, National Guard members and veterans who live in Nevada. The OMLA will provide its legal expertise to train pro bono lawyers in complex areas of applicable federal law, including Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).
This program is dedicated to supporting our brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed much in service to our state and nation. It is a common misconception that service members have unfettered access to legal services as a result of their military service. The reality is that JAG Officers cannot represent service members in the overwhelming majority of civil matters. This lack of provided legal representation leaves service members with the only option of hiring private attorneys at unaffordable rates. With the current length of the war on terror, active duty, reserve and guard units have been deployed multiple times in defense of their nation. These multiple deployments have left service members vulnerable to home foreclosures and employment law violations. With the creation of this program, service members stationed or living in the state of Nevada can call the Office of Military Legal Assistance, and if eligible, receive free legal representation with the only expense to the service member being court filing fees.
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